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JOSEF ALBERS

Germany/Connecticut/North Carolina, 1888-1976

"Formulation : Articulation" proof, circa 1972.

Three additional folders not present in the final version are included. They relate to Folio II/Folder 2, Folio II/Folder 8 and Folio II/Folder 33. Folio I/Folder 10 in the final version is not present. Front bottom right corner of each folder printed "Josef Albers Formulation : Articulation". Reverse bottom left corners printed "Portfolio Folder". Reverse bottom right corners printed "© Copyright 1972 By Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and Ives-Sillman, Inc." Also included with the lot are four photocopied sheets of typed printer's notes. The numbers on this list loosely correspond to numbers written in pencil by an unknown hand on the front bottom right corner of each folder. The folders are housed in a custom period pine and masonite crate 6.25" x 22.5" x 17.5".
Provenance:
Given by Albers to a friend and employee of Sirocco Screenprints, and then by descent to the current owner.

Literature: The Prints of Josef Albers: A Catalogue Raisonné 1915-1976 by Brenda Danilowitz (Manchester and New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2010), Appendix C.
Silkscreens on folded wove paper covered in vellum paper, sheet size 15.75" x 42".

  • Condition: The following folders have been framed and trimmed: Folio I/folder 11, Folio I/folder 22, Folio I/folder 28 (one framed, one unframed), Folio II/folder 9 (one framed, one unframed) and Folio II/folder 27. There are sixty complete folders. Light handling wear, particularly to vellum covers. Several folders lacking vellum covers. Several vellum covers stained with printing ink. Folio I/folder 33 no tissue between the fold, left side with ink transfer. Folio II/folder 12 staining. Most folders have a notch somewhere on the edge. These are believed to be registration or crop marks. Based on the text placement on the folder exterior's, some folders have reversed images when compared to their presentation in Danilowitz.

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